Dentist in Southgate

Meet Our Team

Michael Joseph Herald, DMD

Family Dentist in Southgate Fort Thomas Dentist

Dr. Joe Herald grew up in Fort Thomas, KY, where he attended Highlands High School. He went on to college at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and graduated from Huntingdon college in Montgomery, AL in 2003. He then went to get his D.M.D. at the University of Kentucky where he graduated in 2007. He was the only student in his class to receive the Student Award of Merit from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He worked as an associate dentist for a few years in Lexington, KY before coming home and opening his own private practice in 2009.

Dr. Herald is an avid basketball fan. In the past he has helped coach the Highlands Freshman basketball team, and continues to sponsor youth basketball leagues and the Highlands summer basketball camp. Dr. Herald is active in his church and community. He has served as a volunteer dentist with the Ida Spence Mission, helping provide dental care to community members in need.

Dr. Herald is married to his wife Danielle, and they have two beautiful daughters Avery and Makenzie, ages five and three. In his free time he enjoys golfing, trail running, or any other physical activity where he can be outside.

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Courtney Plymesser, Dental Hygienist

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Courtney grew up and currently resides in Ripley, Ohio where she graduated high school in 2013. She furthered her education by attending UC Clermont in Batavia Ohio, where she earned an associates of arts in 2014. She then transferred to Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio and earned her dental hygiene degree in 2016. She graduated at the top of her class in 2017 with her bachelors of health science and bachelors of individualized studies.

When she isn't working, Courtney loves to workout and maintain a healthy lifestyle. She loves traveling with friends and family and has visited over 40 different states. She takes interest in outdoor activities and baking/cooking. She also would like to further her education in hopes of promoting dental health to not only her patients but the communities around us.

Jodi Wilson

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Amber Kleier, Office Manager

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Amber was born and raised in Fort Thomas where she currently resides. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University, in 2004, with a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. After working in the criminal justice field for several years, she opted for a career change. Longtime friend, Dr. Herald, happened to be opening his own dental practice and offered her a position. She has been the office manager for Herald Family Dentistry since the day it opened in 2009, which has allowed her to enjoy the growth, changes, and progress that Dr. Herald has made in his career. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, decorating, working out, and spending time with her husband and two little boys.

Amber is here to help you with any billing, treatment, and insurance questions that you may have.

Kayla Fornash

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Kayla grew up in Alexandria, Ky and attended Campbell County High School where she graduated in 2013. She attended two years at Gateway Community and Technical College, while working full time at Bob Evans in Cold Spring. As she was serving Dr. Herald at the restaurant, it came up that she was interested in joining the dental field. A few months later, she joined Dr. Herald's team and has worked with us since April of 2015.

Outside of work, she is an avid dog lover. Her and her fiance, Logan, center their lives around their dog, Chief. She enjoys hiking, drawing, skiing and cooking. Her dream is to one day own a mini farm and rescue animals.

Michelle June Moran

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Office Hours

Monday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm